Jurgen Klopp, the manager of the Liverpool club, has urged his fans to “respect” the signing of Sadio Mane by Bayern Munich.
Klopp has also called Mane one of the club’s “greatest players of all time”.
The 55-year-old told the club’s official website: “One of Liverpool’s greatest players of all time is leaving and we must recognize how important this is.
“He leaves with our gratitude and our love. He leaves with his status among the greats guaranteed. And, yes, he is leaving at a time when he is one of the best players in world football.
“But we must not stop at what we now lose, but celebrate what we were privileged to have.
“The goals he scored, the trophies he won; a legend, no doubt, but also an icon of modern Liverpool.”
Mane leaves Liverpool for the Bundesliga champions in a deal worth up to £35m.
He has made 269 appearances in all competitions for the Reds since joining from Southampton in 2016, during which he has scored 120 goals and recorded 48 assists.
In his six years at Anfield, Mane won the Premier League, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.
The 30-year-old has signed a contract with the German champions until 2025.